Meet Our Alumni

Rebecca Ashare

Rebecca Ashare.

PhD in Clinical Psychology, UB

Assistant Professor, Higher Education

“As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, the vast majority of my time is spent conducting research. The training I received at UB, both in formal coursework and in applied experience, provided the foundation I needed to be successful at Penn. I had the opportunity to design and run experiments, collaborate among teams of researchers, assist with a clinical trial from the very beginning through the analysis phase, build a psychophysiology lab, write grants and manuscripts, and mentor undergraduates. If you’re looking for a program that will provide the opportunity to interact with faculty who are leaders in their fields and encourage you to grow into an independent clinical researcher, all in a structured yet supportive environment, then UB is for you." – Rebecca Ashare

Ashley Byrd-White

Ashley Byrd-White.

BA in Psychology; Minor in Teacher Education, UB

Masters (EdM) in Higher Education Administration, UB

Career Coach, Higher Education

“When I think back to my time as a psychology major at UB, I remember the dedicated faculty, diverse coursework, research opportunities, and the honor to serve as the President of Psi Chi, The International Honors Society in Psychology. My major in psychology laid the foundation for my graduate degree in Higher Education Administration and my current role as a Career Coach at the University of South Carolina. I refer to the theories, techniques, and research I learned in my psychology coursework when working with my clients. My advice to students considering a psychology major at UB is to realize that a major in psychology is versatile and can truly start you on any career path. Whether you’re considering graduate school, professional school, or a career, the UB psychology program provides theoretical and practical education that is applicable in psychology and beyond.” – Ashley Byrd-White